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‘Avoid bowling spin to Harmanpreet’

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | IANS | London

On the eve of Sunday's ICC Women's World Cup final at Lord's here against India, former England men's team skipper Nasser Hussain advised the hosts not to employ spinners against all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur, who smacked a 115-ball unbeaten 171 against Australia to help the women-in-blue reach the summit clash. Kaur's sensational...

India end day on 312-9 in drawn warm-up tie

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PTI | Colombo

India's top batsmen, including skipper Virat Kohli, got plenty of time in the middle as the visitors scored 312-9 on the second and final day of their warm-up tie against Sri Lanka Board's President XI which ended in a draw, here. Resuming at 135-3, overnight batsman Kohli slammed a fifty, while...

Still very nervous about my fitness: Rahul

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PTI | Colombo

Making a comeback from a shoulder injury, India opener KL Rahul is "still very nervous" and his body is still "very unsure" four days before the start of the three-Test series against Sri Lanka. "I am still very nervous. The body is still very unsure and it keeps holding me back...

Dravid will be unavailable for overseas tours: Rai

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

Former India captain Rahul Dravid "will not be available" for the senior Indian team's overseas tours owing to his commitments with the India A and Under-19 sides, the Committee of Administrators (COA) chief Vinod Rai said on Saturday. While Rai admitted that they are trying to sort out Zaheer Khan's contract...

‘SL need pitch’s help to trouble India’

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PTI | Mumbai

Sri Lanka can trouble India in the upcoming Test series only if they prepare favourable pitches for their bowlers, reckons veteran opener Gautam Gambhir. Sri Lanka are facing a crisis of confidence after an embarrassing 2-3 series defeat against lower-ranked Zimbabwe in the ODIs. They managed to pull off a face-saving...

Kashyap, Prannoy in US Open S/F

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PTI | Anaheim (US)

Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap and HS Prannoy entered the semifinals of the men's singles competition of the US Open Grand Prix Gold here on Saturday. On a comeback trail, Kashyap reached his first semifinals of an international event in seven months after defeating compatriot Sameer Verma 21-13, 21-16 in 40...

Lightning Bolt at it again

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | AP | MONACO

In the last Diamond League race of his glittering career, Usain Bolt held on to win the 100 meters at the Herculis track meet on Friday. The eight-time Olympic champion was under pressure from Isiah Young of the United States in the last 30 meters but used his famed finish to...

Indian Eves finish 8th in HWL S/F

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PTI | Johannesburg

The Indian women's hockey team conceded one-goal lead to go down 1-2 to Ireland and finish eighth in Women's Hockey World League Semi Final here on Saturday. Despite maintaining an upper hand throughout the match, India let the opponents score two goals in the final quarter. India started the first quarter...

‘Playing with foreign players helps greatly'

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Akshay Sharma | New Delhi

With the launch of Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT), another glitzy league has arrived on the Indian sporting stage. But what would be the biggest gain for Indian table tennis from it? According to some of the leading Indian players, it would be the experience of playing alongside top international stars. Soumyajit...

Singles

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Agencies

BCCI appoints Amin as IPL COO New Delhi: The BCCI on Saturday appointed Hemang Amin as the Chief Operating Officer of the Indian Premier League. Amin was most recently Assistant General Manager (Finance, Commercial and Events) at the BCCI and was recognised for successfully handling the management and operations of world's...

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Of 4,862 large dams, only 349 have emergency disaster action plans: CAG

23 Jul 2017 | IANS | New Delhi

Only 349 of 4,862 India's large dams have emergency disaster action plans in place, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India's performance report on flood control and management schemes of the Water Resources Ministry has revealed. "Out of 4,862 large dams, emergency action plans or disaster management plans of only 349 dams, which is seven per cent, were prepared (March 2016)...

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Minister offers Rs 50K to RIMS laxity victim

25 Jul 2017 | PNS | ranchi

Health, Medical Education and Family Planning Department Minister Ramchandra Chandravanshi offered Gudia Bai a monetary assistance of Rs 50,000 in his personal capacity on Monday and pledged the best available medical treatment to her apart from grant of Rs 12,000 for a toilet at his home after he visited to Sadar Hospital to see the ailing lady under treatment. Chandravanshi also said that the doctor in RIMS had already been suspended...

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